Press Releases

May 29, 2020 Press Release
Joins letter asking for shorter, simpler application from Treasury Department

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced on Friday he has joined dozens of other members in Congress in appealing to the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to make the process of applying for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program simpler and more streamlined.

 

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Bill provides needed flexibility to vital small business program to ensure money is used as effectively as possible

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Thursday voted in favor of H.R. 7010 – The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide needed flexibility to the successful Paycheck Protection Program. The bill would, among other things:

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Call for greater transparency, accurate information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania nursing homes

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) and Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) today sent a letter to Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine demanding more transparency and accountability in the Commonwealth’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

May 26, 2020 Press Release
Encourages greater transparency and accountability for members conducting official legislative business during pandemic

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Tuesday urged Congress to return to regular order where members conduct official business in person and in accordance with proper protocols, such as swearing-in witnesses and allowing both sides to call individuals to testify.

 

May 19, 2020 Press Release
Waiver grant will allow for flexibility on policy renewal timing and grant coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment, among other provisions

Washington, D.C.

May 18, 2020 Press Release
Argues there is no reason why Pocono Raceway can reopen in Yellow Phase, but Selinsgrove Speedway cannot

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Monday called on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to provide parity in the reopening of raceways across Pennsylvania after the Governor announced during his press conference today that Pocono Raceway can reopen for NASCAR races should Monroe County move to the Yellow Phase and NASCAR runs the race without fans.

 

May 18, 2020 Press Release
Effort stands in contrast to Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion special interest giveaway

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) recently signed a letter led by House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) calling for Congress to reduce red tape and roll-back unnecessary regulations that cost small businesses and employees trillions of dollars as part of the federal response to COVID-19.

 

May 15, 2020 Press Release
Rule change is a Pelosi power grab that flies in the face of what it means to meet in Congress

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Friday voted against H. Res. 965, which would change the U.S. House of Representatives rules to allow for proxy voting.

 

The proposal would allow members to cast proxy votes on the House floor for up to 10 of their colleagues, all but end House floor debate, and allow for remote work of committees.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
“HEROES Act” is a giveaway to liberal special interests

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Friday voted against H.R. 6800, the so-called “HEROES Act” that contains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion socialist wish list items and does nothing to get Americans back to work and start recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

May 11, 2020 Press Release
Says Governor Wolf is the one putting businesses, citizens at risk

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Monday responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s press conference during which the governor called Pennsylvania elected officials and business owners standing up for individual rights “cowards” and threatened to withhold federal funds and liability protections from counties and businesses that choose to begin to re-open.

 

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